To find out your collection day, look on the collection day search
Your rubbish and recycling collection day will remain the same throughout the year. On a bank holiday, please put your rubbish and recycling out on your normal collection day at the normal time. Your collection may be up to 24 hours late.
Blue top recycling bins are collected once a fortnight from the boundary of your property nearest the road. Put the blue top recycling bin out at 7.00 am on the day of collection.
Rubbish is collected once a week from the boundary of your property nearest the road. Rubbish that cannot be recycled in your blue top bin should be put in a black sack or your own dustbin or wheeled bin. If you are using a dustbin, rubbish must be contained in sacks.
Put your rubbish bin or sacks out at 7.00 am on the day of collection
Blue Top Recycling bin
All suitable households in Arun district have a blue top recycling bin. The blue top recycling bin belongs to Arun District Council and should remain at the property if you move.
To find out what to recycle in your blue top bin follow this link What to recycle
Please place all items in the blue top recycling bin:
- Clean – free from food leftovers
- Dry – keep recycling bin lid shut
- Loose - no plastic bags please
Arundel Sack Collection
A sack collection service runs in parts of Arundel for householders to recycle. It collects the same items as the blue topped service except for glass bottles and jars.
Lost, Missing or Damaged Recycling Bins
If your home does not have a recycling bin or your bin is lost or damaged after collection, please contact: Arun Direct 01903 737754 or email@example.com
There is a limit on the amount of rubbish a household can put out for collection each week. Each household can put out a maximum of five standard size black sacks (1 standard sack = approx 90 litres) a week, the equivalent volume to a 240 litre wheeled bin.
Please do not put the following in your rubbish bin:
- Paint tins, electrical items, carpets, furniture, large toys, low energy light bulbs or asbestos. These items should be taken to the nearest Household Waste Recycling Centres
- Clinical waste and Sharps - Clinical waste and needles should not be put in the rubbish bin or sack. A separate collection for clinical waste and sharps can be arranged free of charge. Follow this link to find out more Clinical Waste and Sharps Collection
- Trade or Business waste -Waste and recycling generated by businesses should not be put in the rubbish bin or sack. Follow this link for more information Business or Trade Waste
Arun does not supply containers for rubbish. If you wish to purchase a wheeled bin for your rubbish, the maximum size that will be emptied is 240 litres. Wheeled rubbish bins can be purchased from most hardware stores or garden centres. Or you can buy one from our contractors, Biffa. Contact Biffa on: 01903 734520
What happens to your rubbish
A new facility is being built near Horsham, West Sussex to deal with the black sack rubbish from houeholds in West Sussex. This facility will be able to recover recyclables from the rubbish, turn some biodegradable waste (the waste that easily rots) into a compost-like soil conditioner for land reclamation projects and produce a fuel. This treatment method will drastically reduce the amount of rubbish going to landfill. For more information go the the Biffa web pages.